National High Blood Pressure Education Month

May 26, 2021

National High Blood Pressure Education Month is a national effort to raise awareness about the impact of hypertension on the health of Americans. It's also a time for reflection and action. Reflection to understand the causes, prevention and treatment for high blood pressure — and action to educate the public and bring the rates of high blood pressure down.

Often, high blood pressure carries no symptoms and is only found through routine screenings at a doctor’s office. Whether or not you have symptoms, high blood pressure damages the circulatory system, which raises risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, vision loss, and other types of heart disease. Being aware of your blood pressure levels and taking steps to lower high blood pressure is important to your overall health. 

Try these easy changes:

Eat a well-balanced diet low in salt
Limit alcohol
Enjoy regular physical activity
Maintain a healthy weight

 

To keep residents healthy and active at Piedmont Crossing, residents have access to a fitness center complete with cardio and strength training equipment, numerous exercise classes, a variety of dance lessons, and regularly held wellness classes that focus on an assortment of health topics.